Learning & Memory

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Recalling skills often depends on returning to your state of mind — or environment — where you first learned it.
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NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologized for his erroneous account of being aboard a helicopter forced to make an emergency landing after being hit by enemy fire while reporting on the Iraq war in 2003.
Taking breaks and quizzing yourself are two great ways to improve your memorization.
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American chef Bryan Voltaggio describes how he experiments with flavors to create unique dining experiences for his guests.
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A neuroscientist describes how a friend's attempted suicide motivated her to use her knowledge of physics to study the brain.
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Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
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Try out a memory boosting technique called mnemonics with this hands-on activity.
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This site provides information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many ways that it can affect cognition.
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A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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It's one of the most common brain myths: we only use 10 percent of our brain. Fortunately for us, this one is 100 percent myth.
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While it’s difficult to study déjà vu directly in a laboratory, scientists can test how the brain responds to familiar faces and places.
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Changes to cellular batteries known as mitochondria may be important for the development of new brain cells.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.